Machrihanish Golf Club
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Location:
Golf Club House,
Machrihanish,
Scotland,
PA28 6PT,
GB
(GPS):
Holes:
18
Established:
1876
Website:
Rates:

Low Season: £50 - £75
Mid Season: £50 - £95
High Season: £75 - £120

Telephone #:
0158 681 0277
Designers:
Access:
Semi-Private
Courses Nearby:
Machrihanish Dunes
Dunaverty Golf Club
Shiskine Golf & Tennis Club
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Machrihanish is as remote, rugged and natural as exists in golf. A regular feature on GB&I and world lists, the Championship Course is a collectors item for purists.

The iconic Championship layout is one of the great unaltered links the world over. The course is a traditional out-and-back links that wraps around Machrihanish Beach heading out away from the village, before turning back for home at the halfway mark.

The round begins with one of the most exhilarating opening tee shots in golf played over the corner of the beach. The excitement, however, continues for the entire round. A par 70 from the regular tees, the course features just two par 5s, both early in the back 9.

The first and last two holes form a four-hole lower-lying playing area, separated from the rest of the course by a burn that runs in front of the 2nd green and the 17th tee. The 3rd hole, seemingly equal parts golf and art, plays directly towards the ocean with Jura as the backdrop. Thereafter, the course meanders through stunning duneland, turning back at the 10th hole for the inward half. “The gauntlet”, a stretch of holes between the 5th and the 9th, demands nothing short of sheer driving accuracy.

The Championship Course is a playable, enjoyable, and balanced mix of dramatic and subtly compelling holes. The world class links, crafted by “The Almighty” as Old Tom himself remarked, is mostly characterised by rolling dunescape and marvellous green sites. The course is a wonderful 18-hole journey from start to finish. Often described as spiritual, Machrihanish is a love affair of sport and nature – challenging but fair, charming, and thrilling. Golf as it was intended to be.

Via Machrihanish Golf Club

“Machrihanish is good for the soul, no matter how you play.”

— Jeremy Ellwood, Golf Monthly

“The best opening hole of golf in the world.”

— Jack Nicklaus

“Machrihanish may be the only unspoilt links left.”

— Tom Doak

Also via Machrihanish Golf Club

Hole
White
Yellow
Men's HCP
 
 
 
 
Men's Par
 
 
Women's Par
Red
Women's HCP
SSS
Out
Int
In
Total
71
424
393
373
131
388
311
429
341
344
3134
 
502
198
510
366
437
166
232
367
314
3092
6226
70
424
377
361
121
328
292
420
334
342
2999
 
467
195
494
353
411
156
221
357
303
2957
5956
 
3
7
11
18
5
13
2
9
15
 
 
10
8
6
12
1
16
4
14
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
35
 
5
3
5
4
4
3
3
4
4
35
70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5
4
4
3
4
4
5
4
4
37
 
5
3
5
4
4
3
3
4
4
35
72
71
418
354
343
98
318
288
375
265
242
2701
 
388
162
392
264
400
128
159
331
271
2495
5196
 
13
1
11
17
7
9
10
3
18
 
 
2
14
8
5
6
12
15
4
16